A Mother Brings Her Son to be Shot
One night Majella O'Donnell took her teenage son Philly to be shot in both legs. Majella, Philly and his shooters all live within an extraordinary community in Derry, Northern Ireland. The “Troubles” officially ended in 1998 but they are still at war. They do not accept the government or police.
All this happens within the jurisdiction of the United Kingdom.
How do you bring your son to be shot? What happens afterwards? How does family life continue? How does a community respond? When do wars really end? For five years Sinéad O’Shea has filmed this shocking but darkly humorous portrait of a post conflict society.
Official Selection BFI London Film Festival 2017 - World premiere
- Type of film
- Running Time
- 84 mins
- Sinéad O'Shea 1st Feature
- Ailish Bracken, Sinead O'Shea, Figs Jackman
- Executive Producer
- Joshua Oppenheimer, André Singer, Katie Holly, Edward Dallal, Kieron J. Walsh, Eddie Doyle, Lesley McKimm, Niamh O'Connor
- Enda O'Dowd
- Sinéad O'Shea
- Director of Photography
- Richard Kendrick, Ross McDonnell, Enda O'Dowd, Sinéad O'Shea, Paddy Stevenson
- Killian Fitzgerald Re-recording Mixer, Sound Editor and Dubbing Mixer, Sound Editor : Killian Fitzgerald
- George Brennan
- Film image
- © Blinder Films and SOS Productions Limited
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Last updated 14th March 2018